East Riding of Yorkshire Council is warning drivers that major overnight road improvements will be starting soon on the A166 westbound at Garrowby Hill.
Resurfacing work will start on Monday, 21 May and will see Garrowby Hill closed to all westbound traffic (ie traffic heading towards York) between 19.00 and 06.00 Monday to Friday for five weeks, weather permitting. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
The road closure is necessary to ensure the safety of the workforce.
The work is the final stage of the larger improvement scheme along the A166, costing £1.9 million in total. The work is being carried out on behalf of the council by CEMEX UK, with funding secured after a successful bid by the council to the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund, and has seen work already completed at Stamford Bridge and Fridaythorpe.
Prior to the work on Garrowby Hill, localised damaged areas of the A166 through Wetwang and towards Fridaythorpe will be repaired. These works are scheduled to be carried out between 19.00 and midnight, starting early next week, and will last for up to one week.
An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said : “We do apologise in advance for the inconvenience that this overnight road closure will inevitably cause. We have carefully considered all options for these works at Garrowby Hill, and we feel that the overnight closure is the best option, to cause the least inconvenience.
“The works are essential, to ensure that this key road remains in its safest condition for road users for many years to come.”